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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Carangidae  
 Genus Decapterus  
  Decapterus macarellus  (Cuvier, 1833) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Caranx jacobeusCaranx macarellusCaranx pinnulatusDecapterus canonoidesDecapterus hypodusDecapterus leptosomusDecapterus macarallusDecapterus maru-adsiDecapterus moruadsiDecapterus muroadsiDecapterus muruadsi details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)
Character: D. VIII, I+31-33+1 (finlet); A. II, I+26-28+1 (finlet); P. i+20-21; G.R. 10-12+37-38; CLS. 68-74; SLS. 28-31 scales, 24-29 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Posterior end of maxilla straightly slanting and extends to below between nostril to eye. Jaws, vomer and palatines toothless; only tongue toothed in a narrow band on its posterior half. Opercular membrane finely and partly serrated in adults. Predorsal scales extend to front border of pupil. Pectoral fin short, its tip extends to behind terminal base of first dorsal fin. Bluish green above, silvery below; small black blotch on margin of opercle near upper edge; caudal fin yellow-green; dorsal-fin lobe sometimes dark distally, anal and pelvic fins pale to whitish. 
Habitat: A schooling species, occurring mostly in open water and common in insular habitats. Sometimes near the surface, but generally caught between 40 and 200 m depth. Feeds primarily on smaller planktonic invertebrates. 
Distribution: A circumtropical species. It is very common in all Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and salted or dried. 
Name Code: 381533
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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